© 1996

Learning and Geometry: Computational Approaches

  • David W. Kueker
  • Carl H. Smith

Part of the Progress in Computer Science and Applied Logic book series (PCS, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. Rissanen, Bin Yu
      Pages 3-19
    3. Robert H. Sloan
      Pages 21-41
  3. Geometry

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 211-212

About this book


The field of computational learning theory arose out of the desire to for­ mally understand the process of learning. As potential applications to artificial intelligence became apparent, the new field grew rapidly. The learning of geo­ metric objects became a natural area of study. The possibility of using learning techniques to compensate for unsolvability provided an attraction for individ­ uals with an immediate need to solve such difficult problems. Researchers at the Center for Night Vision were interested in solving the problem of interpreting data produced by a variety of sensors. Current vision techniques, which have a strong geometric component, can be used to extract features. However, these techniques fall short of useful recognition of the sensed objects. One potential solution is to incorporate learning techniques into the geometric manipulation of sensor data. As a first step toward realizing such a solution, the Systems Research Center at the University of Maryland, in conjunction with the Center for Night Vision, hosted a Workshop on Learning and Geometry in January of 1991. Scholars in both fields came together to learn about each others' field and to look for common ground, with the ultimate goal of providing a new model of learning from geometrical examples that would be useful in computer vision. The papers in the volume are a partial record of that meeting.


algebra artificial intelligence combinatorics computer geometry

Editors and affiliations

  • David W. Kueker
    • 1
  • Carl H. Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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